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OpenStack Installation Ubuntu 14.04 Server

This tutorial shows how to install OpenStack on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in under an hour. This installation also includes tips and other information to quickly install …

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  1. Hi.

    I'm getting this error:

    Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:~cloud-installer/ubuntu/stable'.
    The team named '~cloud-installer' has no PPA named 'ubuntu/stable'
    Please choose from the following available PPAs:
    * 'simplestreams-testing': Simplestreams Changes Testing


    Any solutions?

  2. Saj Abbas says:

    Informative and impressive tutorial; regardless of some of the sarky comments below.

  3. 3:40 you should never really use virtual machines on an SSD unless that SSD is specifically designed for RAID volumes or "continuous" righting capabilities – just a top tip. the normal SSD's transistors will degrade very quickly; its better to use a high rpm platter in this case

  4. apple 880411 says:

    Ubuntu 14.04 samba settings in gui interface ???????

  5. 尹伊明 says:

    faced a problem druing openstack install, showed openstack-single-opstack doesn't exist

    [email protected]:~$ sudo openstack-status
    [sudo] password for opstack:
    openstack-single-opstack doesn't exist
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/share/openstack/cloudinstall/api/container.py", line 68, in ip
    File "/usr/lib/python3.4/subprocess.py", line 620, in check_output
    raise CalledProcessError(retcode, process.args, output=output)
    subprocess.CalledProcessError: Command 'sudo lxc-info -n openstack-single-opstack -i -H' returned non-zero exit status 1

    During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/bin/openstack-status", line 129, in <module>
    'openstack-status', config)
    File "/usr/share/openstack/cloudinstall/api/container.py", line 171, in run_status
    ip = cls.ip(name)
    File "/usr/share/openstack/cloudinstall/api/container.py", line 79, in ip
    raise NoContainerIPException()

  6. That constant flickering with your browser… it's killing all the video

  7. adi nugroho says:

    i wanna ask how i have to fixed unable located packege software-properties-common after sudo apt-get install software-properties-common

  8. +Frank McNulty, I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and when i give command "sudo apt-get install openstack" it says unable to locate package, please do help.

  9. Izio Shaba says:

    cant believe you're using Thindoughs

  10. Awesome work…Configuration which you have it's very perfect to run Openstack.

  11. Sebaka & Co. says:

    Some of your claims are faulty.
    You are using a SSD (albeit in a RAID config) but are talking about data corruption due to fragmentation. SSD don't suffer from that affliction of mechanical disks.
    Write cache used to be a genuine advantage for SSD in terms of write leveling. It's probably no longer necessary with new devices hitting the market. But if your machine is BSOD'ing then there are probably other endemic problems inherent in your system. I digress.
    You aren't getting 1.4-1.5MBps on any SATA-3 SSD.

  12. Rikesh Modi says:

    Hello – This is what I was looking for and got it!!! Crisp and clear steps – big help!!! The only thing missing is how to cleanly stop and start if needed or if accidentally laptop gets blue screen or power off? or what are the steps – such as any snapshots will help to bring the VM back to the way it setup? so that no need to rebuild whole thing again?

  13. boshen zhang says:

    Could you please add steps on how to start openstack after the ubuntu 14.04 is reboot? Thanks a lot. Searched hours on Internet but can not find the answer

  14. boshen zhang says:

    Thank you so much Frank for this tutorial. It is very helpful !!

  15. Bob Dobalina says:

    Basically, how do we shut down and re-start the environment? (I dont leave my computer running all night, electricity is expensive here in Europe, not like the US ;). Or do we have to run openstack-install and re-install the whole env every time we want to work with it? (takes about an hour for my PC).

  16. Bob Dobalina says:

    Thanks, but what is this installation type called? (ex. DevStack) I mean where can I find documentation on this? I am having all kinds of trouble with user rights and accessing instances. Thanks.

  17. Please make a video setting up with openstack-toaster. Thanks.

  18. 叶泽宇 says:

    Do you need to install maas before installing the openstack

  19. 叶泽宇 says:


    thank you for the video, just wondering I noticed when you added the cloud-install ppa you used testing branch.

    Would I be able to use stable branch?

    I'm trying to install openstack on ubuntu 15.10. I get the problem

    error: kvm container creation failed: exit status 1

  20. Gary Maxie says:

    Why are you using Windows?

  21. Chris Lee says:

    Thanks for making this video. It's working very well 🙂
    By the way, could you tell me how to stop the openstack service and start, please?
    Because I don't expect that I need to install again to start the service. haha

  22. I get the following error after entering sudo openstack-install. pollinate[1398]; Error: connection to entropy.ubuntu.com port 443: connection timed out

  23. vishal singh says:

    Great video…Frank…keep it up

  24. what is that flicking shit at the end of the video?

  25. sudo apt-get install openstack
    (unable to locate package openstack)

    any solution?

  26. emijooon says:

    It would be nice if you answer the question I posted here:

  27. This does not matter to your procedure for getting OpenStack up and running, but when using VMware easy install, you may consider resetting the first users password after the easy install is complete. I have not worked with VMWare Workstation, but when using VMWare's easy install on VMplayer, the first users password was encrypted with low grade hash algorithm.

    To prove my point, look at the hash of your password in /etc/shadow created by vmware's easy installer with this command 'sudo grep /etc/shadow YOUR_USER_NAME '.

    Below is a list of hash algorithms for linux passwords followed by how they prefix your hashed password in front of a salt.
    md5 = $1
    Blowfish = $2a
    Blowfish, with correct handling of 8 bit characters = $2y
    sha-256 = $5
    sha-512 = $6

    I forget which password hash version VMware easy installer uses, but I think it was MD5 which is vulnerable to hash collisions. VMware may have fixed this with newer releases but but I doubt it.
    Ubuntu by default uses sha-512, a more secure hash. Running the 'passwd' command after the easy install will overwrite the week hashed password with a more secure hash.

  28. I followed all steps. But after  sudo openstack-install, it asks for installation type and then password. when I enter both and confirm.. control is returning to shell. how to relaunch the openstack installation

  29. Seems to be not working anymore. When i run the openstack-install it ask me for the installer type and then the password. Just after the password page it goes back to shell and i can't do anything with openstack-install anymore.

  30. Sameen Khan says:

    Great Work!
    Installed Successfully

    But !!!!!
    after closing openstack installer(installed all components like rabbit or nova …simply all components and u get an ip and password and username) then after closing that window
    and restarting ubuntu

    then on ubuntu's firefox u type https://<ip-given-during-installer>/horizon/

    then dashboard or login window doesnot open …it says cannot find server ? why


    i have given 12+ hours to installer so it completes everything although everything did get installed in 2-4 hrs…but to be on safe side i closed ostack-installer after 12+ hours

  31. When I try an install the PPA, I get an error
    cannot add 'ppa:cloud-installer/testing'.
    Please check that the PPA name or format is correct.
    Has anyone seen this error and found a solution.
    Thanks. Bob M.

  32. Thanks for the video. Im having problems installing this at work. At home it works great but I think my issue is having to use a proxy (possibly?). I say the proxy is the problem because thats the only thing thats different between my lab and my house. As soon as I hit confirm on the last step to start building the environment, it goes back to prompt instantly and does nothing else, then I have to -install -u and start again. I have the proxy set in the environment variable and also tried using the HTTP_PROXY argument. Am I barking up the wrong tree? Thanks

  33. beattrix66 says:

    Great Video! You have a great presentation and you are very easy to listen to! Thanks for the info!!!!

  34. I followed the exact same steps, and all my services/machines are running, but I can not reach any of them. All machines have got IP address in 10.0.4.x range, and i have no interface in 10.0.4.x range. The lxcbr0 interface has the ip address I am not sure how I would be able to reach the 10.0.4.x ip addresses in the virtual environment.
    Please help.

  35. RunnaZabel says:

    Is it possible to stop / shutdown the OpenStack Environment and host (vm) and start it later clearly again?